Tomatoes Being Sold In Mandis At A Price Of Rs Four A Kg – Tomato In Kullu

Tomatoes Being Sold In Mandis At A Price Of Rs Four A Kg – Tomato In Kullu
Tomatoes Being Sold In Mandis At A Price Of Rs Four A Kg – Tomato In Kullu

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Farmers are disappointed with the fall in the prices of tomatoes after apples. Tomatoes are being sold at the price of cowpeas in the vegetable markets. The expenditure incurred by the farmers on agriculture is also not being met. Growing tomatoes requires a lot of effort and expense. Tomato cultivation is proving to be a loss-making deal due to low prices.

It is being told that tomatoes from Bangalore and Maharashtra are also reaching the mandis of the country. Due to this the prices of tomatoes have gone up. Tomato is being grown on 1,500 hectares of land in the district. Crores of business is done every year, but this time due to non-availability of prices, the faces of the farmers have come down. A week ago, tomatoes were being sold for Rs 15 a kg in the mandis of the district.

On Wednesday, the price of tomato has been found at Rs 4 to 10 per kg. APMC secretary Sushil Guleria said that tomatoes are sold at the rate of Rs 4 to 10 per kg in the vegetable market. The arrival of tomatoes from South India in various mandis of the country led to a fall in the prices.

Farmers Dev Raj Negi, Vinod Thakur, Ram Singh, Hukam Chand, and Bala Ram told that the cost of farming is not being met due to low prices. The cost of planting medicines, fertilizers, seeds, weeding and wire on one bigha of land reaches about Rs 20,000.

If tomatoes are sold for less than Rs 20 a kg, then even the cost of cultivation will not be met. The government should fix the minimum support price on tomatoes. This will keep the prices stable in the mandis. Subsidies should also be given on medicines and fertilizers.

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Farmers are disappointed with the fall in the prices of tomatoes after apples. Tomatoes are being sold at the price of cowpeas in the vegetable markets. The expenditure incurred by the farmers on agriculture is also not being met. Growing tomatoes requires a lot of effort and expense. Tomato cultivation is proving to be a loss-making deal due to low prices.

It is being told that tomatoes from Bangalore and Maharashtra are also reaching the mandis of the country. Due to this the prices of tomatoes have gone up. Tomato is being grown on 1,500 hectares of land in the district. Crores of business is done every year, but this time due to non-availability of prices, the faces of the farmers have come down. A week ago, tomatoes were being sold for Rs 15 a kg in the mandis of the district.

On Wednesday, the price of tomato has been found at Rs 4 to 10 per kg. APMC secretary Sushil Guleria said that tomatoes are sold at the rate of Rs 4 to 10 per kg in the vegetable market. The arrival of tomatoes from South India in various mandis of the country led to a fall in the prices.

Farmers Dev Raj Negi, Vinod Thakur, Ram Singh, Hukam Chand, and Bala Ram told that the cost of farming is not being met due to low prices. The cost of planting medicines, fertilizers, seeds, weeding and wire on one bigha of land reaches about Rs 20,000.

If tomatoes are sold for less than Rs 20 a kg, then even the cost of cultivation will not be met. The government should fix the minimum support price on tomatoes. This will keep the prices stable in the mandis. Subsidies should also be given on medicines and fertilizers.

The article is in Hindi

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